By Derrek J. Hull, Blogger-in-Chief
Restaurants are expected to add 450,000 jobs over the next three months, the highest summer employment numbers since 1993 according to National Restaurant Association projections.
“Restaurant industry employment growth will outpace overall employment growth for the 13th year in a row this year, illustrating the key role restaurants play in the nation’s economy,” said Hudson Riehle, senior vice president of the research and knowledge group for the Association.
Riehle added, “The boost of this year’s 450,000 summer jobs will propel total eating and drinking place employment to its highest on record. Overall, America’s nearly one million restaurants employ nearly 10 percent of the nation’s overall workforce.”
Here's an infographic to tell the story (click on the image to enlarge).
Complete state-by-state 2012 projections, plus a national 10-year review, of restaurant summer employment can be found on the Association’s Website.